Take action on climate in Colorado!

Stop by here anytime for a list of upcoming key action opportunities, including; tabling, public comment sessions, testifying at hearings, and growing the climate movement. One of the most important things you can do is to make your voice heard. Please speak up for strong climate leadership!

*Please visit our online calendar for details on all of our events this month, including monthly committee meetings, additional events hosted by 350 Colorado, and upcoming trainings. 


–> In-Person Events:

Grow the movement of climate passionate people with the 350 Boulder County Team! 

  1. Join us at the annual Jewish Sustainability Festival on Saturday 6/9 from either 10:30am-1pm or 1pm-5:30pm.
  2. Sign up here for either shift, and email melissa@350colorado.org if you have any questions!

 

Learn about the issues of fracking up close and take action to stop this extractive industry – join the Fracking & Pollution: Action Tour! 

  1. Join us in Aurora, CO on Saturday 6/22 from 11:45am-3pm with Earthworks for an interactive tour you won’t forget!
  2. RSVP here for a spot and we’ll be in touch with more information (minimum age to participate is 15 years old).

 


–> Upcoming Hearings & Public Comment Opportunities: 

  1. Submit a Comment to BLM to oppose oil and gas lease of 120 acre parcel in northeast Colorado. 
  2. Submit a comment opposing the largest proposed well pad located within the Aurora Reservoir fracking plan.
    • Regardless of whether the ECMC approves the full Aurora Reservoir fracking plan (“Lowry Ranch CAP”), the operator Civitas will continue submitting applications for individual wells. Last week, a letter informed nearby property owners that drilling operations on this 32-well pad would run 24 hours per day for a total of approximately 192 days. This well pad is less than one mile from two elementary schools and just over 3,000 feet from the nearest home. Its approval would be devastating to the local community.
    • Written comments must be emailed to Chris Laramie at CLaramie@arapahoegov.com no later than June 9, 2024. 
  3. Plan to attend the June 26 ECMC virtual meeting to oppose the Aurora Reservoir Fracking Plan (“Lowry Ranch CAP’).
    • The state is expected to make a decision on the full 164-well Lowry Ranch CAP at the ECMC virtual hearing on Wednesday, June 26. The agenda begins at 9:00 am on Zoom. Closer to the date, the meeting link and additional details will be posted on the ECMC hearings webpage.  In the meantime, please save the date!
  4. Submit a Comment on Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan!

Submit a comment on the Xcel Clean Heat Plan – tell them we need to phase out use of natural gas sooner, and it is dangerous and expensive to include hydrogen in a plan for home heating.

Comment on Xcel's Clean Heat Plan - Speak up for efficient and clean energy

Some example talking points:

    • An effective clean heat plan should reduce harmful emissions from gas heating and appliances as rapidly as possible, but Xcel’s plan causes this pollution to continue
    • Xcel’s Clean Heat Plan proposes massive spending on dead end hydrogen and biogas that will dramatically increase bills for Coloradans without moving the needle on the gas system’s pollution problem.

See more talking points, get all the links you need, and more using our toolkit!

 


–> Online Actions:

  1. Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE) or OpEd about Polis’s Oil & Gas “Truce”

At the end of April, Governor Polis announced a 3-year “truce” between 3 oil & gas corporations and 9 environmental groups. The problem is, this deal does nothing to curtail the expansion of fracking, and we cannot wait 3 more years to take action on Colorado’s #1 source of greenhouse gasses – the oil and industry! Colorado must begin a phase out of new oil & gas fracking and plan a fast and fair clean energy transition to protect our communities, our land, air and water, our global climate, and our children’s futures! The opinions section is the most read section of newspapers; use your voice to raise awareness of this critical issue and demand that lawmakers and regulators take appropriate action. 

Everything you need: 

More online actions to take

  1. The Safe & Healthy Colorado coalition has introduced a Statewide Ballot Initiative to Phase Out All New Fracking Permits by 2030!  Complete your Pledge to Sign the ballot initiative here and check out 18 Ways You Can Help Bring the Fracking Phase Out to voters!
  2. Sign the petition to Agriculture Secretary Vilsack demanding that he cancel the Uinta Basin Railway.
  3. Watch and share this video on social media to learn how oil and gas fracking is fueling the flames for more intense wildfires in Colorado
  4. Support Nuclear-Free Pueblo from anywhere!
  5. Sign this petition by GreenLatinos asking Weld County to stop line 1 and put community health and safety over a pipeline expansion project
  6. We are excited to announce a new toolkit completed in partnership with Boulder County, titled From Dollars to Decarbonization: A Local Government Blueprint for Fossil Free Finance. This toolkit is a resource for local governments to decarbonize their finances in four key areas: Pensions, Insurance, Banking, and Fossil Fuel Divestment. We’re looking for constituents to reach out to their city and county governments to share this toolkit, and to support their governments in taking the steps outlined in this toolkit. We’re happy to give presentations and offer consultation to governments that are interested in taking these steps!
  7.  Sign the Fossil Free CU Petition Here and the Divest CSU Petition here to support local university divestment work! New to divestment & defunding climate disaster? Learn more about how critical divestment work is in the context of the climate crisis.
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